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Second Alberta crash in a month kills multiple foreign workers from Philippines

RED DEER, Alta. — A highway crash in Alberta has claimed the lives of more foreign workers from the Philippines. RCMP say one woman and two men died when the Ford Mustang they were in lost control on Highway 11 between Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House on Saturday and collided with a five-ton truck heading the other way. The driver...

Nunavut’s hunger problems, by the numbers

IQALUIT, Nunavut — High food prices and pervasive poverty in Nunavut mean hunger is a fact of life in the territory, despite an array of services, a revival of country foods and a strong spirit of community co-operation. Some numbers: Number of families using the Niqinik Nuatsivik Food Bank every two weeks in 2001: 30 Now: 120 Population of Nunavut in 2014:...

Food fight in Ottawa feeds hope that North’s hunger pains will eventually ease

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The line-up for Iqaluit's soup kitchen stretches out the door, down a flight of wooden steps and onto the icy street. Dozens of people wait patiently in -40 C cold, braced against the gusting shards of wind. Inside, Cathy Sawer stirs an industrial-sized pot brimming with chicken soup, enough for 200 servings. The 65-year-old and her fellow...

Keystone, Mexico’s energy moves, on the agenda during continental talks

OTTAWA — The falling price of oil and what to do about it, the Keystone XL pipeline, and Mexico's major oil and gas shake-up will be on the table as North American energy ministers meet Monday. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford is set to meet with his counterparts Ernest Moniz and Pedro Joaquin Coldwell from the U.S. and Mexico respectively...

‘Focused, consistent’ financial education program needed in schools: money guru

TORONTO — Educators across Canada are increasingly seeing the value of teaching kids the basics of money management at a young age, but some experts warn the patchwork of programs being offered in schools can only go so far in helping students avoid major money pitfalls down the line. School systems in several provinces _ including Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan...

Once more, with feeling: many rookie NDP MPs to run again in 2015

OTTAWA — In 2011, Mylene Freeman became a New Democrat member of Parliament almost by accident. In 2015, she intends to be elected on purpose. Freeman, 25, is one of a half-dozen MPs who were barely in their 20s in 2011 when a surge of support for the NDP in Quebec saw them become MPs, despite never having set foot...

No winner for Saturday`s Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — The $5 million jackpot in Saturday night`s Lotto 649 draw went unclaimed. That means the jackpot for the draw next Wednesday will be approximately $7 million.

15-year-old dies after assault by group in Surrey, B.C.

SURREY, B.C. — A 15-year-old boy has died after being assaulted by a group of people in Surrey, B.C. RCMP say the youth was critically injured in the attack involving four to five people that occurred overnight. Insp. Bruce Stuart says police and emergency responders were called about 2:45 a.m. after a report that two teenage boys ran to a home...

Calgary police say parents charged in death of infant related to malnutrition

Calgary police say charges have been laid against the parents of an infant whose death was related to malnutrition. Police say a 14-month-old boy died a day after being taken to a Calgary hospital by his parents in November 2013. Investigators say an autopsy and other tests determined that John Clark's death was related to malnutrition. Police say the boy's parents were...

Jury in fourth day of deliberations in Jennifer Pan murder trial

NEWMARKET, Ont. — A Toronto-area jury is in its fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a woman accused of plotting to have her parents killed in a phoney home invasion because they disapproved of her boyfriend. Jennifer Pan, 28, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the attack that killed her mother, 53-year-old Bieh Ha Pan,...

Chinese hackers installed malware on National Research Council computers

OTTAWA — Chinese hackers used tempting emails, malware and password theft to worm their way into National Research Council computers in pursuit of valuable scientific and trade secrets, a newly released federal analysis reveals. The attack, which prompted a shutdown of the government research council's computer network in July, relied on textbook moves commonly seen in state-sponsored digital assaults, says...

NewsAlert: Niagara Regional Police issue Amber Alert for two young girls

TORONTO — Niagara Regional Police in southern Ontario have issued an Amber Alert for two young girls missing since late Friday afternoon. Police they the girls were abducted by their mother Julia Martinovs, 29, who doesn`t have custody of the children. The Alert says the girls were driven away from their grandmother`s residence around 5:30 ET Friday afternoon in a silver...

Alberta lotto winner says he’ll buy a house, a car and travel the world

EDMONTON — An Edmonton man is Alberta's newest millionaire, having won $9.9 million on the Dec. 3 Lotto 649 draw. Derek Hulley says he was on his way to do some Christmas shopping when he decided to check a $19 quickpick ticket at a south-side convenience store. He says at first he thought he'd won $900,000 but he went to the...

Gordie Howe reportedly recovering after being treated for dehydration

Gordie Howe is reportedly "on the upswing" after suffering a setback two weeks ago in his recovery from a series of strokes. The hockey legend's son, Mark Howe, told the Detroit Free Press on Friday that his father is "getting better" after the 86-year-old was rushed to hospital 11 days ago and treated for dehydration. Gordie Howe suffered what his children...

Cold-blooded killers get life without parole for 25 years for six B.C. murders

VANCOUVER — A "cold-blooded" murder conspiracy of a rival gangster that blundered into five other deaths has resulted in life prison sentences for two gang members, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge ruled on Friday. Justice Catherine Wedge delivered the highest possible penalty to two members of the notorious Red Scorpions gang along with a condemnation of the violent invasion...

Avian flu confirmed in ninth barn in B.C. Fraser Valley; 7,000 more birds affected

VANCOUVER — Federal officials say avian influenza has been detected in a ninth poultry barn in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the virus was confirmed on Thursday at an Abbotsford farm and it affects about 7,000 chickens. That means some 180,800 chickens and turkeys are now either dead or set to be euthanized. The outbreak began last...

U.S. agents nab Burnaby manslaughter suspect and return him to Canada

BURNABY, B.C. — A 20-year-old Vancouver man is in custody on a manslaughter charge after being arrested at Seattle's airport. RCMP say Samir Mokhtar is a suspect in the Sept. 24 shooting death of 20-year-old Aladdin Ramadan in Burnaby and was known to have fled Canada. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency says Mokhtar was arrested at the airport on...

Guitar signed by McCartney, Clapton, Beck stolen from West Vancouver store

VANCOUVER — A guitar graced with the signatures of music legends including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck has been reported stolen from a store in West Vancouver. Police say the red and black guitar was framed with photos of all the musicians who signed it. The Peavey Rock Legends guitar was stolen last week and had a price tag...
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